Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – Lyrical Highlights

It’s undeniable the immense talent that Billie Eilish has, especially as such a young artist. I was reluctant to listen to her debut at first simply because there was so much hype surrounding her at the time and I didn’t want to set my expectations high and end up disappointed. So probably six months after When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released, I decided it was time to take a listen, and at the end of it, I realized one very important thing: Billie Eilish is exactly the new artist we need right now. This project blew me away and it wasn’t something I expected at all from a teenager. It’s creative, the production is exceptional and it tells such thoughtful stories throughout. Along with that, one of my favorite parts is how it fits into modern pop music yet still feels new. Billie also managed to connect the realms of adult contemporary pop and teen pop, creating music that was entertaining enough in production to appeal to a younger audience but written in a way that was mature enough for an older crowd. I found most of these lines to be pretty self explanatory but the things that stick out most are the topics she chooses to speak on in her songs. Below are some of the most intriguing lyrical moments from Billie Eilish’s debut album, touching on various topics most other pop artists shy away from.

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“xanny”

“What is it about them? / I must be missing something / They just keep doing nothing / Too intoxicated to be scared / Better of without them / They’re nothing but unstable / Bring ashtrays to the table / And that’s about the only thing they share”

“you should see me in a crown”

“Count my cards, watch them fall / Blood on a marble wall / I like the way they all scream / Tell me which is worse / Living or dying first / Sleeping inside a hearse (I don’t dream)”

“ilomilo”

“The world’s a little blurry / But maybe it’s my eyes”

“all the good girls go to hell”

“All the good girls go to hell / Cause even God herself has enemies / And once the water starts to rise / And Heaven’s out of sight / Shel’ want the Devil on her team”

“when the party’s over”

“Don’t you know too much already? / I’ll only hurt you if you let me / Call me friend, but keep me closer / And I’ll call you when the party’s over”

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More Billie related reads:

Bring Me The Horizon cover “When The Party’s Over”

Billie x Britney Mashup – “…Baby One More Time” & “Therefore I Am”

Lyrical Highlights

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